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Ghosts and Referenda

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Yes: I shaved 13 days off a two-week trip, and flew halfway around the world (and back!) in two days so that I could make things right—and garden, bake brownies and watch the season finale of Veep—with the love of my life.

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Kings and Hustlers

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It is not the speed with which you climb a mountain, but the grace with which you look upon everything beneath it that makes you royal.

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Hong Kong Comeuppance

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Butterflies cannot allow themselves to be weighed down by memories of life inside the chrysalis.

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Terror and Piety in Iceland

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Australia’s not the only island in the world that wants to kill you.

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I Never Thought I’d Fly This Airline Again

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If you’d told me a year ago I would ever fly Southwest again, I’d have laughed in your face. I’m laughing today – but not for the reasons you’d think.

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Seoul in the Time of MERS

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South Korea is just fine – all you armchair physicians, in the media and on social media, need to sit the fuck down.

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Ignorant Shit Travelers Say

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Are you guilty?

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Travel and the Fear of Missing Out

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Have the money, time and inclination to travel, but still find yourself stuck in one place? You might have FOMO – fear of missing out.

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